Joćo Paulo Ascenso Pereira da Silva

João Paulo Ascenso Pereira da Silva is Assistant Professor in the Department of Modern Languages, Cultures and Literatures at the Faculty of Social and Human Sciences, nova University Lisbon, where he teaches English Culture, 18th and 19th century English Literature and Anglo-Portuguese Studies, since 1992. From 2002 to 2008 he was head of the Lisbon Branch of CETAPS (Centre for English, Translation and Anglo-Portuguese Studies), formerly named CEAP (Centro de Estudos Anglo-Portugueses). He holds both an MA and a PhD (Nova University Lisbon) in Anglo-Portuguese Studies and his main research fields are Anglo-Portuguese literary and cultural relations in the Augustan, Romantic and Victorian Ages as well as XVIIIth, XIXth and XXth century travel writing on Portugal. He has participated in national and international academic venues and published dozens of papers and several book chapters. Both his MA and PhD dissertations (entitled Memórias de Portugal, a Obra Lusófila de John Adamson and Temas, Mitos e Imagens de Portugal numa Revista Inglesa do Porto: the Lusitanian 1844-1845) were respectively published in 1990 and 2001, the latter one by the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation. He is co-author of the volume an Account of the Kingdom of Portugal /Relação do Reino de Portugal (1701), which was edited by the Portuguese National Library in 2007.

 

Recent publications include: 

Books:

Silva, João Paulo Ascenso Pereira da, ed. Pombal e o Seu Tempo, Leituras Interdisciplinares. Lisbon: Caleidoscópio, 2010.

Silva, João Paulo Ascenso Pereira da, Maria Leonor Machado de Sousa and Isabel Lousada. An Acccount of the Kingdom of Portugal / Relação do Reino de Portugal (1701). Maria João Rocha Afonso, transl. Lisbon: Textos BN, National Library, 2007.   

Silva, João Paulo Ascenso Pereira da. Temas, Mitos e Imagens de Portugal numa Revista Inglesa do Porto: ‘The Lusitanian’ (1844-1845). Lisbon: Textos Universitários de Ciências Sociais e Humanas, Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian / Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, Ministério da Ciência e da Tecnologia, 2001.

Silva, João Paulo Ascenso Pereira da. Memórias de Portugal, A Obra Lusófila de John Adamson. Ponta Delgada: Eurosigno, 1990.

 

Chapters in books:

Silva, João Paulo Ascenso Pereira da. “Aubrey Fitz-Gerald Bell, Portugal of the Portuguese (1915).” Regicídio e República. Opiniões Britânicas e Norte-Americanas.  Manuel Canaveira and David Evans, eds. Lisbon: Caleidoscópio, 2010. 227-64.

Silva, João Paulo Ascenso Pereira da. “Uma visão do Portugal setecentista num manuscrito inglês da Época Augustana.” Desígnios Augustanos, Estudos sobre a Rainha Ana de Inglaterra e a sua Época. Jorge Miguel Bastos da Silva and Fátima Vieira, eds. Porto: Lemos & Moutinho Artes Gráficas lda, 2003. 91-113.

 

Articles in national peer-reviewed journals:

Silva, João Paulo Ascenso Pereira da. “Paul Hyland e Backwards out of the Big World: em demanda da alma portuguesa 20 anos após a Revolução de Abril.” Dedalus - Revista Portuguesa de Literatura Comparada 14-15 (2010-2011): 153-67.

 

Publications in scientific conference proceedings:

Silva, João Paulo Ascenso Pereira da. “Ralph Fox and Portugal Now (1937): A Communist Militant’s Vision of Salazar’s Country During the Spanish Civil War.” Interrogating Gazes, Comparative Critical Views on the Representation of Foreignness and Otherness. Montserrat Cots, Pere Gifra-Adroher and Glyn Hambrook, eds.” Comparative Literature, Series XVIII, Vol. 137. Bern: Peter Lang, 2012. 213-228.

Silva, João Paulo Ascenso Pereira da. “Ecos e Representações da Guerra Peninsular numa Revista Inglesa do Porto.” A Guerra Peninsular: Perspectivas Multidisciplinares, Congresso Internacional e Interdisciplinar Evocativo da Guerra Peninsular, Integrando o XVII Colóquio de História Militar nos 200 Anos das Invasões Napoleónicas em Portugal (7-9 de Novembro de 2007). Vol. II. Lisbon: Comissão Portuguesa de História Militar, CEAP, 2008.

Silva, João Paulo Ascenso Pereira da. “Cosmopolitanism versus Ethnocentrism: Visions of Portugal in Oporto´s English Magazine, The Lusitanian (1844-1845).” Transgressing Cultural and Ethnic Borders, Boundaries, Limits and Traditions, Vol. 3 of the Proceedings of the XVIth Congress of the ICLA, Transitions and Transgressions in an Age of Multiculturalism. Ampie Coetzee and Ina Grabe, eds. Pretoria:  University of South Africa Press, 2004.

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